Ecstatic Meditations: No. 4. How God Answers the Soul by Aaron Jay Kernis
“Ecstatic Meditations” is a set of four pieces by Aaron Jay Kernis, with texts by the medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg. The National Endowment for the Arts has named this work one of 75 American Masterpieces of Choral Music.
No. 4 – How God Answers the Soul
It is my nature that makes me love you often,
For I am love itself.
It is my longing that makes me love you intensely,
For I yearn to be loved from the heart.
It is my eternity that makes me love you long,
For I have no end.
– translation Oliver Davies